Daniel Vincent Daugherty – Bedford
March 6, 1950 – December 23, 2016
Daniel Vincent Daugherty, 66, of Bedford, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2016, at his residence.
Born March 6, 1950, he was the son of John and Virginia (Ard) Daugherty.
He married Sandra Adams on December 20, 1980, in Bedford, and she survives.
He was owner of Superior Kiln and Mill Service, Bedford, for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club and the American Legion, Gillen Post #33, Bedford. Dan loved old cars. He designed and built a Cadillac engine and it was on his bucket list to set a land speed record with it at Bonneville Salt Flats. After getting ill, he changed his bucket list and wanted his legacy to reflect the care and concern for young people who participated with the Limestone Robotics program and Lawrence Co. STEAM. He restored a building for this activity and knew after meeting the kids and the mentors of this robotics team , that helping them was the legacy he wanted to leave. The building supports ten teams and 130 kids, at this time, and is still growing.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra, of Bedford; four daughters, Elizabeth (Scott) Gaither, Bedford, Leah (Phil) Hillenburg, Norman, Teri (Derrick) Fields, Bedford and Maggie Taylor, Oolitic; none grandchildren, Wilson, Sarah, and Thomas Gaither, Philip and Heather, Hillenburg, Taylor (William) Woods, Emily Telez, and Ben and Garrett Taylor; four great grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Joy) Daugherty, Mike (Sheila) Daugherty and Leonard ( Joy) Daugherty; one sister, Connie (Mike) Kendall.
Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Wayne Gaither officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be considerd to Lawrence Co. STEAM or to Blessings in a Backpack.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Gordon E. Henderson – Bedford
September 17, 1928-December 24, 2016
Gordon E. Henderson, 88, of Bedford died at 12:36 am on Saturday, December 24th at his residence.
Born September 17, 1928 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elza George and Oleta “Fern” (Hudson) Henderson. He married Thelma Davis on January 6, 1945 and she preceded him death on April 16, 1995. He worked in Heavy Equipment Construction and retired from the Lawrence County Highway Department. Gordon was a member of Dive Christian Church where he served as an Elder, and was a charter member of the Dive Cemetery.
Survivors include his children: Jim Henderson and wife Nickii of Bedford, Mary Miller and husband Mike of Bedford, Doris Todd and husband Monty of Heltonville; son-in-law: Steve Boshear; twelve grandchildren: Joe Boshears, Troy Boshears, Ryan Boshears, Charity Parker, Craig Henderson, Scott Miller, Rusty Miller, Michelle Miller, Shannon Purdy, Aaron Todd, Ben Henderson, and Patrick Henderson; two step-grandchildren: Cyndi Sparrow, and Mike Sparrow; 27 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a daughter, Jane Boshears; a grandson, Cory Henderson; two sisters, Grace Bough, and Gladys Godlsby; two brothers, Glenn Henderson, and Elza G. Henderson, Jr., in infancy
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.